Colorado Dental Board Releases Updated Sleep Apnea Rule Revisions

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The Colorado Dental Board and Colorado Medical Board joint workgroup regarding sleep apnea rules and policies has released the latest round of revisions ahead of its next meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to evaluate, discuss and possibly modify suggested revisions to the dental board’s proposed rule/policy regarding sleep apnea and to determine next steps and timeframe to reach …

Update on Dental Board’s Sleep Apnea Rulemaking

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In March 2017, the Colorado Dental Board started a stakeholder process to develop a rule regarding the involvement of dentists in sleep apnea services. The CDA encouraged the participation of key dental experts throughout the stakeholder process to ensure the development of sound policy, as rules developed regarding sleep apnea could have broad ranging implications for other areas where dentistry …

Colorado Dental Board Appoints New Members

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Congratulations to the following dental professionals, who were appointed or reappointed to the Colorado Dental Board for the term ending Jan. 1, 2020. Sarah Elise Butler of Highlands Ranch, to serve as an at-large public member, reappointed; Dr. James Edward Dost of Englewood, to serve as a professional member, appointed; Dr. Mason O. Miner of Durango, to serve as a …

Sleep Apnea Rules and Policies Under Review

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The Colorado Dental Board has organized a sleep apnea workgroup to draft new rules and policies regarding sleep apnea services offered by dentists. Reason for the Review The Dental Practice Act defines dentistry and details what constitutes the practice of dentistry, but the topic of sleep apnea is not specifically addressed in these law, nor is it clarified through the …

Advocating For You: 2017 Legislative Update

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations From the Spring 2017 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Colorado’s 2017 legislative session is in full swing and it has been an extremely busy session for dentistry. The CDA represents its members every day at the state Capitol monitoring the nearly 500 bills being considered by the state legislature this year. …

Sleep Apnea Workgroup to Meet March 31: Lend Your Voice to the Conversation

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The Colorado Dental Board has organized a sleep apnea workgroup to draft new rules and policies regarding sleep apnea services offered by dentists. The board has announced its first meeting, which is open to the public. The CDA encourages members who might be affected by these changes to share their opinions with the workgroup. Meeting Details Date: Friday, March 31 …

New State Board Recordkeeping Rules

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From the Winter 2017 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association As regularly shared with CDA members over the last year, the Colorado Dental Board extensively revised state rules regulating dentists. Nearly all dental board rules were reviewed in this process, including recordkeeping rules for dental practices (Rule IX). These new rules took effect on June 30, 2016. While laws and …

2016 Election Outcomes for Dentistry

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations From the Winter 2017 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Thanks to all CDA members who participated by voting in the 2016 election. Your voice and actions are a vital part of dentistry’s influence both at the state and national levels. The 2016 election produced several outcomes, both expected and unexpected. Following …

Colorado Dental Board Updates: What You Need to Know!

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It’s been a busy year for the Colorado Dental Board. The board has updated policies and rules—and the CDA has been there every step of the way. The board also has announced a large number of volunteer opportunities, which is a great way for dentists to get directly involved. Here’s what you need to know. Call for Colorado Dental Board …

SB16-009: What Your Practice Needs to Know

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The Colorado Dental Board recently emailed dental licensees regarding SB16-009, a 2016 bill that made a technical fix to a longstanding state law on fee splitting by dentists. Information was provided to members about SB16-009 in the summer 2016 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association. A few additional questions have been generated by members, however, following the dental board’s communication. The …